New VDOE report details on-time graduation rates

03/31/2009 5:29 PM by

The Virginia Department of Education today released state-level, division-level and school-level reports that detail outcomes for students who entered the ninth-grade for the first time in 2004 and were scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2008.

RPS had a 65.9% graduation rate and a 16.2% dropout rate. Armstrong HS had a 56.1% on-time graduation rate and a 16.2% dropout rate. Franklin Military Academy had an amazing 98.4% on-time graduation rate and shows no drop-outs. FMA trailed only the nationally-lauded Open High and Community High, both of which had 100% on-time graduation rates. (more detail for Armstrong & Franklin)

Statewide, of the 96,152 students in the cohort, 8,347, or 8.7 percent, dropped out; 0.4 percent were reported as being on long-term medical or family leave or expelled for one year with the potential of returning to school; and the status of two percent could not be determined with current state data.  A student whose status is unconfirmed is not counted as a dropout until it is established that he or she is not enrolled in another public or private school or receiving home instruction.

Today’s release complements the Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate reports published last October with more specific data.



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